ERIC Number: ED232715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-28
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An Investigation of the Current Practices for Preparing Florida Public Community College Students in Communication and Computation Skills.
Woodfaulk, Courtney S.
Recent efforts to identify and meet the needs for remedial education in Florida's public community colleges and universities are described in this paper. First, a synthesis of the literature on remedial education yields the following recommendations: (1) skills training must be integrated into other college experiences; (2) cognitive skills training must be combined with social and emotional development; (3) staff should be selected for their interest, commitment, and knowledge about learning problems; (4) degree credit should be granted for remedial classes; and (5) remediation should be approached with flexibility. The paper then reviews a variety of research, planning, and legislative activities concerned with postsecondary remediation efforts in Florida, including the inclusion of remedial programs in the statewide plan for postsecondary education; the assignment of specific responsibilities to Florida's public universities and community colleges; State Board Rule 6A-10.30, which requires college students to successfully complete 12 semester hours of course work in English and 6 hours in mathematics; a statewide review of basic skills preparation in Florida's community colleges; and a Florida Developmental Education Association survey of the effectiveness of remedial education at the community college level. Additional recommendations, incorporating L. R. Meeth's principles for quality in remediation, are included in the paper. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Florida